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Ladies and Gentlemen: I would like to thank Susan for those sincere words and both Scott and Susan for the love that they have both shown me, not only in preparation for today, but from the first moment that we met some five and a half years ago.
I don’t know who was more surprised that first night when Amy brought me home without warning, when they were sitting there all ready for bed in their satin bath robes and Susan in his Snoopy slippers.
Anyway, quickly moving on, I did have a speech all worked out for this occasion, but, of course, now that I’m a married man, Amy has insisted that I read from the one that she has written for me.
So here goes:
On behalf of my wife and I…I suppose I’m going to have to get used to that, I would like to start by thanking everyone here today for sharing our very special day with us. Thank-you for all the wonderful gifts and cards that you have given us, we are very touched at your generosity. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing how Susan has managed to gift-wrap the Wheelbarrow!
We have both been very nervous about today and it means a great deal to us that you are sharing our day with us, and we hope that you are enjoying the occasion every bit as much as we are.
I would like to bring my speech towards a close by saying a very special thank-you to Melissa & Cindy, our lovely bridesmaids.
I am sure you will all agree on how beautiful they look and I will always treasure the picture in my mind of you both entering the room with Amy and walking down the aisle. Both Amy & I would like you to know that your earrings and necklaces are a token of our appreciation for everything you have done today.
On that note, I would like to propose a toast to the bridesmaids so would you all be upstanding and raise your glasses and join us as we toast!